Halekatte is a small village in the coastal South Indian state of Karnataka. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Udupi at a distance of 28 km north-west. The Arabian Sea coast is not too far-off either, and lies at a mere distance of 23 km west of the village. Those with a thrill for South Indian culture as well as water bodies must explore the place and its vicinity.
Places to Stay
The nearest accessible place available for putting up at night is Udupi. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Ayodhya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Mahima Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Metropolis Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Swathi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the area is Kannada.
The important festivals of the region are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
It is a known fact that where ever you ride on to towards the Arabian Sea coast, it is picturesque and beautiful. Some of the beaches which are worth a visit are Padukere Beach (58 km away), the breath-taking estuary-cum-beach called Bengre Kemmannu (47 km away) and Beejadi Beach (63 km away).
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport in Mangalore is the nearest airport at a distance of 40 km.
The Udupi Railway Station located 30 km away is the closest major railway station to the town.
Direct buses as well as via buses to the town are available from nearby towns and cities as the area has a lot of significance in the national arena for its beaches. It is mostly state-transport buses which cater to the needs of people. Private operators like SRS Travels have also slowly joined the race. You can book bus online from various bus booking websites